Aloha from Maui!
My side of the mountain looks a little more volcanic this week, as I’m blogging from a combination vacation-and-conference in Hawaii. Lest you feel too sorry for me, full disclosure dictates I mention the conference qualifies more as “fun” than work (as though any conference on Maui could do otherwise) and relates to my second calling rather than to the one that pays the bills. In other words, I’m on vacation.
I’ll leave the “best moments” list for Thursday, but I’ll take this moment to share one highlightfrom the trip thus far. One major highlight. One major, red, painful,somewhat humiliatinghighlight.
Yak the Younger and I spent Saturday and Sunday in the water. I taught him to body surf. I taught him to boogie board. I taught him to snorkel.
I showed him the ocean I love more than any other. I showed him the tide pools.I showed him a hermit crab,a sea anemone, and a boxfish.
I also showed him a sunburn.
Not just any sunburn, mind you. A full-blown, half-body, diver sunburn of epic proportions. The kind that means you’re fishbelly white on the approach, and Maine lobster red behind. The kind of burn that makes you sleep on your stomach and threatens the aloe plant with extinction.
The kind of sunburn I promised The Random Spouse I would not get.
Fortunately, I recover fairly quickly and should be back to normal in a day or two, LORD and aloe permitting. (Translation: I’d better not look like this Thursday when the conference starts.) In the interim, I’m heading back to the aloe bottle and throwing this post open to open trackbacks, from now until I toss up another OTP later in the week.
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